Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Feb-2021 to 23-Feb-2021
  • - Riley Children’s Foundation
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time


Working as part of the fundraising team and reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Giving, the Director, Foundation Relations identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards corporate foundations and private foundations.  In this position, the individual identifies new opportunities for growth, stewards and maintains current foundation relationships, and develops and executes annual goals to increase foundation revenue.  


1.  Expectations for All Managers

Working closely with the President/CEO and the Leadership Team, follow the practices and use the tools to:

•    Develop and Influence the Our Riley Community Culture: Realize the importance of you as a manager, modeling and influencing Our Riley Community culture. Exhibit trust, innovation and compassion.

•    Lead the Way and Be Accountable: Manage staff in planning and organizing projects. Develop goals and accountabilities. Follow Foundation performance management practices and meet Human Resources deadlines. Model the way.

•    Hire the Best: Have up-to-date job descriptions for all direct reports. Follow Foundation hiring practices. Prepare and participate in new employee orientation. 

•    Guide Your Staff: Set clear expectations and high standards of performance. Provide training, coaching, feedback and corrective action when necessary.

•    Engage Your Staff: Be approachable to direct reports and others. Use forms of recognition to thank employees within your team and across the Foundation. Collaborate across the Foundation.

•    Create a Best Practice Operation: Stay up-to-date on best practices. Effectively allocate resources. Manage budget as necessary. Establish metrics to minimize costs and maximize impact.

•    Manager Training: Actively participate in all Manager Briefings and use the skills and behaviors identified.

2.  Fundraising 

•    Solicit current gifts at the $100K and higher level through grant writing, in fulfillment of annual fundraising goals.

•    Maintain current portfolio of foundations to renew their support annually.

•    Facilitate all grant initiatives, including grant approval process and post-award compliance.

•    Ensure all internal and external timelines are met.

•    Work with staff at Riley Hospital for Children and Wells Center for Pediatric Research to align funding opportunities with needs of each organization.

•    Partner with Gift Officers as needed to conduct face-to-face visits and meaningful contacts with donors, tracking through contact reports in our donor database.

•    Build and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects.

•    Effectively steward foundation donors.

•    Conduct new prospect research in partnership with the Prospect Research team.

3.  Administrative

•    Administrative:  Maintain accountability to administrative systems and procedures including submitting expense reimbursements, credit card reconciliations, invoices, reports, RCF calendar additions, etc., by the deadlines assigned.

•    Meetings:  Prepare for and actively participate in all Riley Children's Foundation meetings as appropriate.  Ensure expectations and tools for meeting agendas and follow-up are implemented.

•    Budget:  Work with your direct manager to develop, manage and monitor the budget, staying within overall budget guidelines.

•    Technology:  Understand and effectively use the technology available at Riley Children's Foundation.  

•    Compliance:  Work closely with the Leadership Team to ensure strict compliance with bylaws, federal laws and regulations governing 501(c)(3) transactions, donor expectations and agreements and with Riley Children's Foundation Board of Governors' policies and procedures.

4.  Riley Children's Foundation Representative

•    Presentations:  Represent Riley Children's Foundation through delivering speeches about the organization and its mission to the external public and funder representatives.  

•    Tours:  Give tours of the hospital, and provide information on Riley Hospital, Riley Children's Foundation, JWR Museum Home, Camp Riley and Wells Center for Pediatric Research as appropriate.

5.  Other Duties as Assigned

•    Riley Children's Foundation events:  Participate in Riley Children's Foundation Events as requested.

•    Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience. 

•    Education:  Bachelor's degree required.    

•    Experience:  4-6 years fundraising experience, including successful grant and proposal writing and reporting for 100K+ gifts. Minimum 2 years management experience in a client-focused environment. High level of knowledge of an overall donor or customer experience model.  

•    Skills:  Solid relationship building.  Understanding of donor needs and perceptions.  Strong ability to speak in public.  Excellent written communication.  Sensitivity to needs of donors.  Problem-solving, research and analytical skills.  Attention to detail and organization.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with a key focus on Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with SharePoint is a plus.  Proficiency in use of databases.  

•    Qualities:  Personal belief in Riley Children's Foundation vision, mission, core values and strategic direction.  Results oriented.  Ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritize a varied and diverse workload.  Creative and resourceful.  Inquisitive and sharp minded coupled with demonstrated aptitude for strategic donor or customer experience strategy.  Self-motivating and self-starting.  Ability to take quiet pride in one's work.  Perseverance.  Optimistic and positive.  Team player.  Must adhere to the highest ethical standards.  Professional demeanor.  

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